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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ...because MM/DD/YYYY is a strictly-defined thing. It would be awful if you emitted "something that people can tell is a date or something."

    You know. Like "anything that matches RFC 822 dates."

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    rjbs
    • MM/DD/YYYY is not strictly defined here in Australia, since we often don't know if it's just American racism, or if the date is actially DD/MM/YYYY.

      • by Alias (5735) on 2008.11.26 18:54 (#66018) Homepage Journal

        Indeed.

        The only time you should ever be using MM/DD/YYYY is if you are talking to some legacy system that only understands that format, or if you are making content for users that you can be sure are Amercians.

        And god help you if you ever try to use it to serialize dates into a file format.